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Yankees Deemed Dogs in Sonny’s First Start

It’s too soon to make the call on who won the trade deadline but the Yankees are definitely in the conversation. Sonny Gray, undoubtedly New York’s biggest acquisition, is set to make his first start in pinstripes tonight when he and the Yanks take on the defending American League champs in Cleveland.

SHARK BITES
  • Sonny Gray has an ERA of 5.91 in 2 starts against the Indians this season.
  • The Indians are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
  • Corey Kluber has an ERA of 0.82 in his last 3 starts against the Yankees.

Gray’s excellent month of July in which he posted a 3-1 record to go along with a 1.48 ERA showed what he’s truly capable of. In his last three starts with the A’s, the newly minted Yank allowed just two earned runs in 18.1 innings of work.

As for the Tribe, they’ll call upon Corey Kluber (8-3, 2.90 ERA) in the contest and they’ll be favored to win. The all-star righty has been terrific since coming off the shelf at the start of June, posting quality starts in all but two of his 11 outings in that time frame.

Finding a ton of success against the Yankees over the course of his career, Kluber has not dropped a decision against them since 2013 and current pinstripers own a collective .184 batting average against the Indians ace.

Picking a winner tonight is tough if both pitchers have their best stuff so you may want to have a look at a totals bet. A quick glance at the trends will show you that eight of the Yankees’ last 10 road games have stayed UNDER and given tonight’s total opened at a fairly lofty 8.5, that play is certainly worth consideration.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the New York Yankees listed as underdogs of 118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-3.5 win for the Indians on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

57-48 Cleveland battles the Yankees, currently with a 57-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs New York injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 1 in the current OddsShark poll, while New York is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.91 runs per game, against a New York Yankees defense that ranks No. 5 at 4.19 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.97 hits per game so far, less than New York Yankees batters have averaged on the year (9.09 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Detroit staff and losing 2-0 to the Tigers on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 12-10 on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of NY Yankees's last 19 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Cleveland, Friday, August 4

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